Author Topic: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.  (Read 551 times)

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OfflineBacalao

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    Next weekend Im taking the bike home to southern Spain and the bug season has well and truly started down there. As trying to clean them out of the rad and oil cooler is a pain, and can very easily damage the rad fins, I have decided to cable tie some insect mesh (the sort of stuff household window anti mossie screens are made from) behind of the oil cooler grille I already fitted and also behind the OEM radiator grille.


    My only concern is the possibility of reducing airflow and causing over heating. Anyone any experience of carrying out a similar modification?
    Siempre en la mierda, sólo la profundidad que varía.

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      Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-03-26 14:47:20 »
      hi I fitted a oil cooler guard the last time I went down south it works as it fitted well before the cooler
      I know what you mean about the bugs just got back from Cannes s/f and my van look like its been shot on the up
      weather getting better but I bet your looking forward to august 8)     

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        Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-03-26 18:01:31 »
        To be honest August is just too hot for me on the bike at home, with daytime  temperatures in the high 30s or even low 40s I leave the bike in the UK and fly home, thats if i get the chance as summer is silly season at work anyway.
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          Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-03-26 18:54:44 »
          I know what you mean mine is 20/4/7 till September
          but I do use the bike some time to do a survey if I need to so still get to use it
          for got to ask what ( tyres are you running) 
           

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            Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-03-26 19:52:39 »
            I fitted the Wunderlich oil cooler guard and it keeps the major bugs away and is easy to clean. And it still allows enough air flow for cooling.
            Two years ago when I was on my way to Spain (Badajoz),I hit a small bird that did not get away from the street fast enough - the poor guy was stuck in the oil cooler guard and didn't survive the collision. Don't now what would have happened to my oil cooler without it...
            It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

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              Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-03-26 20:07:30 »
              this is my white  one with the cooler guard fitted

              OfflineBacalao

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                Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-03-27 09:54:50 »
                I have already fitted a Wunderlich oil cooler guard but was considering fitting insect mesh to the inside of both that and the OEM radiator grille. As for tyres...well to be honest I havent lookd! They were fitted new by BMW as part of the px agreement a few weeks ago. Im only guessing but Bridgestone Battleaxe ??
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                  Re: Preventing dead bugs bunging up rad & oil cooler.
                  « Reply #7 on: 2017-04-06 23:26:35 »
                  How about these? £1.49 for the pair!!

                   

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